College Sports

‘Win for Gwynn’ Driving SDSU Into Nationals

Friday, May 29, 2015

San Diego — The San Diego State Aztecs are never far from reminders of their late coach, whether it’s the bobblehead in the dugout or the images of the Hall of Famer on the outfield wall at Tony Gwynn Stadium. Nearly a year after Gwynn died of cancer, the Aztecs are in the NCAA regionals for the third straight season. They keep doing it the hard way, too, by losing …

High-Scoring Contests Becoming the Norm

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

The pitchers’ duels that once dominated college softball are less common with teams across the country scoring runs and hitting homers at unprecedented levels. As the Women’s College World Series gets ready to start Thursday in Oklahoma City, teams are on pace to set NCAA records for the second straight season in national …

Pioneers Take Title

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Philadelphia — When Bill Tierney left Princeton for the University of Denver, he knew and understood he would face some criticism. Tierney won six titles in men’s lacrosse with the Tigers, but he left to build something with the Pioneers. On Monday, he reached his destination and Denver won its first NCAA lacrosse …

Local Roundup: Big Green’s Loss Short, but Not Sweet

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Hanover — Four Boston College pitchers limited Dartmouth to two infield hits and the Eagles scratched out a pair of runs to defeat the host Big Green, 2-0, on Tuesday afternoon. The game lasted a mere 1 hour, 47 minutes. Chris Shaw had three of the five hits …

As Blue Devils Celebrate, a Look to 2015-16

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Indianapolis — Nobody will hang any nets to replace the ones Duke cut down Monday night for several months, giving the Blue Devils plenty of time to celebrate their fifth national championship. That doesn’t mean everyone else isn’t thinking about the future. More talented freshmen are ready to …

10 for 10: Huskies Capture Another Title

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Tampa, Fla. — Geno Auriemma and his UConn Huskies are a perfect 10. The Hall of Fame coach joined some elite company in UCLA’s John Wooden after tying the Wizard of Westwood with his 10th NCAA Tournament title. …

No Kiddin’ Around: Youth Carries Duke to Another NCAA Title

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Indianapolis — Mike Krzyzewski recruited one point guard for three years. And that player delivered him his fifth national title. Duke beat Wisconsin 68-63, the mission of the Blue Devils’ freshmen complete. It wasn’t just Tyus Jones’ talent …

Hello … Don’t I Know You?

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Tampa, Fla. — The women’s basketball championship game will have a familiar feel to it with Connecticut and Notre Dame playing for a title for the second straight year. Last season’s game saw much of the conversation building …

Final Fortitude: Wisconsin Must Follow Big Victory With One More

Monday, April 6, 2015

Indianapolis — The scene will bring smiles to many for a long time. Players chest-bumping and hugging. Fans on the fringe of delirium. A celebration perfect for highlight reels and posters. It has to end in a hurry, …

Blue Devils Just Keep Improving

Monday, April 6, 2015

Indianapolis — Tyus Jones came back toward the bench, victory assured, and Mike Krzyzewski met him there, still up on the elevated court. As Krzyzewski hugged him, he whispered in his ear, “Keep going, Tyus. Keep going.” Duke …

Dartmouth Baseball Still Tenants in Splitsville

Monday, April 6, 2015

Hanover — The Dartmouth College baseball team is experiencing flashbacks to last season at this time … which, considering that the Big Green’s 2014 campaign extended to the Ivy League title series for a seventh consecutive season, isn’t …

Irish, Huskies Set for Championship

Monday, April 6, 2015

Tampa, Fla. — Notre Dame keeps finding ways to win. One more victory and the Irish will be national champions again. A young team that lost three starters from last year’s squad is back in the NCAA title …

UNO’s Blais Returns to Familiar Place With Different School

Monday, April 6, 2015

Omaha, Neb. — Back in the NCAA Frozen Four with a different school, Dean Blais has recaptured the sense of contentment he couldn’t find outside college hockey. Blais had won two national championships and was coming off his fifth 30-win season in 10 years when he gave into …